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THE LAND OF DIVERSITY AND DISHONESTY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

We are not supposed to say that we are a Christian nation, but everyone knows we are. In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly said we were. Atheist Sam Harris knows we are as well, which is why he titled his anti-Christian book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Indeed, 8 in 10 Americans are Christian, and 95 percent of Americans who practice a religion... [Read more...]

TWIN ASSAULT ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

What do the Obama administration and Marquette University have in common? Neither respects conscience rights. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued an important statement on a new Department of Labor regulation that implements President Obama’s Executive Order of July 21 prohibiting government contractors from discriminating... [Read more...]

“GAY SANTA” REALLY IS GAY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

CNN executives were very excited that one of their own, Morgan Spurlock, was the man behind the trailer to a documentary, “I Am Santa Claus.” To prove how happy they were, they were flagging a supremely positive article about the flick by one of their online columnists, John D. Sutter. The source of their ebullience had nothing to do with... [Read more...]

ART CRITIC WANTS VIRGIN MARY DEFILED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Recently, Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott reacted to an exhibition, “Picturing Mary,” that opened a few weeks ago in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Kennicott was furious that the exhibition offered a reverential treatment of Our Blessed Mother. He likes his Virgin Mary adorned with feces. In his Washington Post article,... [Read more...]

NPR GETS NASTY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

On December 6, the astute atheists at National Public Radio (NPR) decided that the Brooklyn Diocese’s outreach program to millennial “hipsters” was worth a few jokes on a game show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.”After all, it was Christmastime, so why not choose Catholicism for ridicule? Most of the exchange between the... [Read more...]

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO IS A SCAM

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

National Public Radio is no friend of Catholicism, but usually it tries to hide its bias. By contrast, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is so thoroughly anti-Catholic that it makes no attempt to be fair. Truth be told, it is a scam: its politics is pervasive. Here’s the latest proof. On December 8, a jury acquitted Father Mark Huberty, a Twin Cities... [Read more...]

CHINA LOVES OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

A delegation of top Chinese educators wanting to learn about the achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary schools decided not to visit a single public school district. Instead, they recently ventured to West Virginia to learn more about the stunning success of schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. An entourage of educators from... [Read more...]

WHOOPI PROTECTS COSBY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Twenty women allege that Bill Cosby raped or otherwise sexually assaulted them, often drugging them first. Taking his side is his friend, Whoopi Goldberg. A few weeks ago, Cosby thanked her publicly. Cosby’s tweet came in response to remarks made by Goldberg on the November 17 episode of “The View.” Speaking about Barbara Bowman, one... [Read more...]

ROLLING STONE’S ROGUE AUTHOR HAS A HISTORY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Amid a media outcry Rolling Stone’s editor has been forced to apologize for “mistakes” and “discrepancies” in a recent article about a young women, “Jackie,” who claimed she was raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The sensational story described in detail the woman’s claims and the lack... [Read more...]

POPE RIGHT ON CUBA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

President Obama made the right decision on Cuba. Kudos also to Pope Francis for working to break the stalemate between the United States and Cuba. While a lot of foolish things have been said by those on both sides of this issue, the fact is that the only losers in this gambit are the Communists in Cuba. Cuba’s economy is in deep trouble, and... [Read more...]

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